Why use a Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner?
There is a sense of pride whenever you make something from scratch, but there are additional benefits to a homemade all-purpose cleaner. For starters, having a recipe for a homemade concoction gives you the ability to whip something up quickly. No need to make a trip to the store if you are out of the store brand version because the ingredients are already in most homes.
Because most ingredients are found naturally in the environment, this cleaner is more eco-friendly than most cleaners. Also, mixing the products together in a reusable spray bottle yourself reduces the carbon footprint that comes from manufacturing.
Mix the following ingredients together in a spray bottle. Be sure to label the bottle if you intend to store the solution for further use.
- 1 teaspoon borax
- 1/2 teaspoon washing soda
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing detergent
- 2 cups of hot water
- Cut up lemon peels
The acetic acid in the vinegar will kill bacteria and germs. The solution will also do a good job at removing buildup from showers, tubs, and sinks left from hard water.
The lemon peels will leave a good scent instead of just the unpleasant odor of vinegar. The acid from the lemon will help to kill bacteria, too.